Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. This is also a breeding pace for elephants, and it has the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. Between 1975 and 2012, 67 animals were born here. 08.00hrs the babies are fed on milk in the mornings and allowed to range freely on the 12 acres large grassland.10.00hrs each morning and afternoon 14.00hrs the animals are walked to the river for a two-hour bath.
Polonnaruwa is situated in the middle of a wide plain in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. It was the capital in the 11th and 12th century of Sri Lanka, and the ancient city is today one of the most beautiful centers of this island’s cultural heritage. A great number of beautiful monuments are gathered in the natural reserve.Inside the city there is strong 3 and 1/2 miles long encircling wall, this housed for hundreds of thousands of people, where today monkeys and birds are the only inhabitants. But the glories of this ancient capital have not been lost to the world, and enough remains from this magnificent civilization can be seen today.
Dambulla Cave Temple is a vast isolated rock outcrop which towers about 600ft.above the plain. It stands bare and black exposed to the scorching sun, very little of it sheltered by woodland, in this rock is a complex of caves, which house the historic rock temple of Dambulla. This is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Sri Lanka .
En route you will be passed the Ramboda road tunnel. There is a water fall located much closer to the tunnel, go along the footpath at downside of the Ramboda Bridge and visit the 109m high Ramboda Falls.
Horton Plains, the coldest and windiest location in Sri Lanka consists of ecosystems such as Montane evergreen forests, grasslands, marshy lands and aquatic ecosystem. At an altitude of 2,100 meters above sea level, Horton Plains spreads across over 3,169 hectares of the highest tableland of the island. In view of the large number of endemic flora and fauna species,Horton Plains was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The escarpment with a depth of 900 meters called World’s End and Baker’s Falls are the highlights of the Horton Plains.
Stay overnight at Nuwaraeliya- star catagory hotel on BB basis – Breakfast Only
Colombo has been a flourishing sea port for centuries when ancient seafarers traded in pearls, precious stones, elephants, peacocks, cinnamon and other spices. Today Sri Lanka’s commercial capital is a fascinating blend of the East & West, the past and present and the old & new